Mon, 28 Aug 2023

Dr. Annie Castonguay

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)

Design of biologically active ruthenium-based organometallic complexes

Monday, August 28, 2023
AQ 3149 @ 2:30 p.m.

Host: Dr. Charles Walsby



Our research program aims at creating innovative metal-based therapeutics that could potentially overcome problems associated with existing chemotherapies. This presentation will focus on different aspects of a promising class of anticancer, antimicrobial and antifungal metal-based compounds, notably Ru(II) organometallic complexes, and the influence of structural transformations on their biological properties. We are particularly interested in the design of ruthenium complexes that include biologically active ligands in their structure, leading to drug candidates that display a considerable activity via multiple modes of action, simultaneously. We also aim at developing novel strategies for the delivery of ruthenium complexes that include moieties with the unique ability to undergo reversible cycloaddition reactions with cell-penetrating/targeting agents. This talk will provide an overview of our most recent findings.